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The Day Before Spring   

National Theatre, (11/22/1945 - 4/13/1946)
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Opening Date: Nov 22, 1945    
Closing Date: Apr 13, 1946 Total Performances: 167

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The Townsends' apartment, New York City; various places in Harrison. Twenty-four hours on a day -- and night -- in June.


Production Staff
Produced by John C. Wilson
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music orchestrated by Harold Byrns; Vocal arrangements by Frederick Loewe; Musical Director: Franz Allers and Maurice Abravanel
Staged by John C. Wilson; Book directed by Edward Padula; Choreographed by Anthony Tudor
Scenic Design by Robert Davison; Costume Design by Miles White; Assistant to Miles White: Sylvia Saal
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill
General Stage Manager: Ward Bishop; Stage Manager: John Sola; Assistant Stage Mgr: Clarence Geiger
Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Willard Keefe and David Tebet; Casting: Richard La Marr
Cast
Bette Anderson
Lucille
Vocal Ensemble
John Archer
Peter Townsend
Richard Astor
Dancer
Lucille Benson
May Tompkins
Paul Best
Voltaire
Bruce Cartwright
Dancer
Ronald Chetwood
Dancer
Janice Cioffi
Dancer
Charles Danford
Vocal Ensemble
Nina Dean
Vocal Ensemble
Shirley Dean
Vocal Ensemble
Lois Eastman
Vocal Ensemble
Robert Field
Harry Scott
Lucille Floetman
Leonore
Vocal Ensemble
Bert Freed
Bill Tompkins
Mattlyn Gevurtz
Dancer
Ralph Glover
Plato
Arlouine Goodjohn
Susan
Vocal Ensemble
Tom Helmore
Gerald Barker
Bill Johnson
Alex Maitland
Erik Kristen
Dancer
Hugh Laing
Alex
in book
Hermann Leopoldi
Freud
Karol Loraine
Marie
Vocal Ensemble
Estelle Loring
Marjorie
Vocal Ensemble
Robert Lussier
Vocal Ensemble
Irene Manning
Katherine Townsend
Dwight Marfield
Eddie Warren
Paul Mario
Vocal Ensemble
Patricia Marshall
Christopher Randolph
Tommy Matthews
Vocal Ensemble
Don Mayo
Joe McDonald
Keny McCord
Vocal Ensemble
Jack Miller
Dancer
Isabel Mirrow
Dancer
June Morris
Dancer
Mary Ellen Moylan
Katherine
in book
Betty Jean Smythe
Anne
Vocal Ensemble
Eva Soltesz
Dancer
Alfred Sukey
Vocal Ensemble
Ernest Taylor
Vocal Ensemble
Eleanor Treiber
Dancer
Bernard Tunisse
Vocal Ensemble
Sonja Tyven
Dancer
Jeffrey Warren
Vocal Ensemble
Frank Westbrook
Dancer
Theatre World
winner 1946 Award [recipient]
Patricia Marshall
music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
ACT 1 Sung By
The Day Before Spring Katherine Townsend
God's Green World Alex Maitland and Ensemble
You Haven't Changed at All Katherine Townsend and Alex Maitland
My Love Is a Married Man Christopher Randolph
The Day Before Spring (Reprise) Katherine Townsend and Alex Maitland
ACT 2 Sung By
Friends to the End Bill Tompkins, Joe McDonald, Harry Scott, Gerald Barker and Alumni
A Jug of Wine Christopher Randolph
I Love You This Morning Katherine Townsend and Alex Maitland
The Day Before Spring (Reprise) Alex Maitland and Katherine Townsend
Where's My Wife? Peter Townsend and Ensemble
This Is My Holiday Katherine Townsend
   
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